"Agents of SHIELD" Finds Its Slingshot in Natalia Cordova-Buckley

Tue, February 16th, 2016 at 10:30am PST | Updated: February 16th, 2016 at 1:41pm

Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

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Slingshot is on her way to "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Natalia Cordova-Buckley has joined "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in the role of Elena Rodriguez, an Inhuman with super speed. ComicBook.com describes the character as "a street-wise Colombian woman" based on the character Slingshot from Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli's "Secret Warriors" run.

In the comics, the character also goes by the nickname Yo-Yo Rodriguez. Her ability allows her to run at superhuman speed, only to bounce back to the point where she began. She joined Daisy Johnson's Secret Warriors team after being recruited to Nick Fury's anti-Skrull task force.

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First look at Cordova-Buckley as Slingshot

Daisy's team already has two members: Lincoln, who generates electricity, and Joey, who can melt anything metal once he's in proximity to it. However, they didn't come together as a team until the season three midseason finale. Cordova-Buckley's casting may signal a more concentrated recruitment effort on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s part when the series returns.

A Mexican-born actress, Cordova-Buckley is known for her roles in "McFarland, USA," "Ella y el Candidato" and "Ventanas al mar."

Starring Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will return to ABC at 9 pm EST on Tuesday, March 8.

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